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Henry Darwin

April 6, 1930 - April 4, 2014


It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Hank was a very strong and patient man who loved his family with all his heart and then some. Left to carry on his memory is his beloved wife of 49 years, Winnifred.  His daughters Theresa Buller, Maureen Smith (Stan), Julie (Bill Wagar), Laura Paterson (Steve), Kathy Thomas (Darin); sons Rob (Leticia), George Hawkins (Dawn), David (Fatima), Dan (Kim), Kevin (Kelly) Kerry Lalonde (Rena).  Many, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Survived also by his brother Tony Doskocil and Jim Doskocil (Helene).  Hank was predeceased by son Michael Lalonde, parents Henry and Elizabeth, brothers Frank and Rolf and sisters Mary and Elenor. Hank was a welder/fabricator by trade and took great pride in his work. He started work at a young age at BCFP in Victoria transferring to BCFP in Crofton when moving to Duncan with his family.  When leaving Crofton he had his own business, Hank's Contracting for several years.  He then went on to work for Promac Industries until his retirement. Hank was involved in Somenos Community Association for many years, involved in Cubs & Scouts, then becoming President of the Association of which he remained until his passing. 


A Memorial in his honor his life will be held at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan BC on Sunday April 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. 


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Nicole A
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Dear Aunt Winnifred and family,
It was so sad to hear about the loss of Uncle Hank. My condolences to all of you. Thoughts and love are with you. <3

From: Maureen Smith
Relation: Daughter

No words can say how much you will be missed or the empty feeling we will all have at every family function. We know your in a better place watching over us. ” You not need to worry”.

From: cheryl cook and bob woodward
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From: cheryl cook
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our condolences to winnifred and family

From: Robert and Lynn Starter
Relation: Friend

We were sad to hear of Hank’s passing. We enjoyed your family as our neighbours for many years. Our thoughts are with you, Winnifred and your family.
Sincerely Lynn and Bob Starter

From: Dick Stone
Relation: friend

So sorry Winnifred-this is tough- my condolences to you and your
family. give me a call if you need help with anything.
Dick Stone

From: Marie Creelman
Relation: GrandDaughter

I wasn’t able to be with Grandpa or the family when Grandpa passed away, I really wish I could have been. I have many great memories of Grandpa but the one that sticks in my head the most was when we came down to visit last summer. Both Granny and Grandpa got to meet my own little family for the first time. My husband Steven and my two sons Jordan and Jaxon. I am so glad we went for that visit cause little did I know that would have been the last time I saw Grandpa. The night before we left the island to go home, Before we went to bed we said our goodbyes to Granny and Grandpa so they didn’t have to get up early in the morning. Grandpa hugged me, kissed me on the cheek and told me that he loved me. That was the last thing he said to me, it was a good feeling. We will always love you and miss you Grandpa xoxoxo Our thoughts are with you Granny, we love and miss you very much. Stay strong xoxoxo

From: gary&Lynn McLellan
Relation: Friend

Our condolences to Julia, Bill and the Darwin family

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 13, 2014
Beginning at 1:00pm

HW Wallace Burial and Cremation Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

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